Upcoming events



Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Feb. 18, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 10th and Iowa streets. Confessions begin at 6 p.m.; praise music at 6:40 p.m. and Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call (563) 324-3257.


Ames — The Iowa Faith Formation Conference will take place March 14-15. Dr. Edward Hahnenberg, an associate professor of theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, will speak on “Ministry at the Margins: The Call to Serve Christ’s Mission Today.” The conference is slated for 7-9 p.m. March 14 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Hills Drive, Ames. To sign up, visit www.IowaFaithFormation.org. Cost is $70 until Feb. 21 and $75 after Feb. 21. Room rate is $89 at the Gateway Hotel for those who mention the Iowa Faith Formation Conference by Feb. 21. The hotel’s phone number is (515) 292-8600.


Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is offering monthly caregiver support meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. Janet Rubelmann, a parishioner of St. John Vianney, is the support meeting facilitator. For further information, call Rubelmann, (563) 514-7090 or Nancy McBride, minister of pastoral care, (563) 355-5766. All caregivers are welcome.

Wilton — St. Mary Parish is hosting GriefShare sessions on Sundays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the church. The series, sponsored by the Durant-Wilton Ministerial Association, is a weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. People may participate in any sessions they choose. For more information contact St. Mary’s at (563) 732-2271, or Gloria Dei Lutheran, Durant, (563) 785-4936, or John Lyons in Wilton at (563) 349-0920.


Clinton —  Prince of Peace Parish will host its 13th annual Christian Experience Weekend on Feb. 19-21 for women and March 5-7 for men at Prince of Peace Academy and College Preparatory. The weekends begin Friday at 8 p.m. and end Sunday at 5 p.m. Cost is $35. A $10 deposit is required at sign-up. Call Cathy Eggers at (563) 357-9829 with questions or for a registration form. 

Davenport — The Christian Service Committee of Our Lady of Victory Parish in Davenport is sponsoring a one-day ecumenical renewal for adults with disabilities and their family and friends. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church’s Parish Center, 4105 North Division St. The cost is $15, which includes lunch. Attendance is limited. For more information, call Karen Kilburg at (563) 386-3781.

DeWitt — A Christian Experience Weekend for men will take place  Feb. 5-7 at St. Joseph School. The contact for the men’s CEW is Leo McGarry at (563) 650-3677. The deadline to register is Feb. 5.


Davenport — A Theology on Tap event for young adults will take place at Phil & Larry’s Saloon, 4811 N. Brady St., at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 11. Devin and Kim Schadt will speak on “Expressing Sexual Freedom within Marriage.”

For more information, call Susan Urbaniak at (563) 650-3283.

Davenport — The second annual basketball cake auction will take place during the Assumption High School basketball games Friday, Feb. 12, in the school’s cafeteria. Event includes cakes decorated by all boys and girls basketball players from grades nine to 12. Coaches’ cakes and other cakes will be donated  by lower-level future Knight teams, KKD, cheerleaders and various school clubs. Basketballs autographed by both varsity teams will be raffled along with half court shots. Cupcakes will be sold for $1.

Harper — Windthorst Council of the Knights of Columbus, Harper, will celebrate its 100th  anniversary  on Sunday, Feb. 14. Snacks  and drinks will be served beginning at 5 p.m. with  supper at 6 p.m. All members and friends, please plan to attend and share memories of the council’s activities over the past 100 years. In conjunction with this celebration will be the annual appreciation event. RSVP as soon as possible to  rweber@iowatelecom.net.

Iowa City — Regina Boy Scout Troop 218 will hold its annual chili dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 7 at St. Wenceslaus Church, 630 Davenport St. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Menu includes traditional, vegetarian, white and spicy chili, and vegetables, corn bread, desserts and drinks. For more information, call (319) 337-9416. 

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